your wedding at blue lake

Blue Lake Camp is the ideal location for a Kootenay destination wedding! Our outdoor facility is located just 45 minutes South of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, and 70 minutes North of Cranbrook, BC. Perched above a picturesque private mountain lake, Blue Lake Camp offers lodging, dining and recreation all within breathtaking forest surroundings. Wedding packages are a full weekend get-away and include use of the entire facility for 2 nights allowing you time to fully enjoy your big day. Time spent canoeing around Blue Lake, hiking our trail system, and laughing around the camp fire allows family and friends the chance to create memories together. Facilities are user maintained. When you choose Blue Lake, you are helping to support environmental education camp programs for youth. 


Our location in the Purcell Mountains provides a stunning outdoor setting in any season. Ceremony locations include waterfront or forest backdrops. Wedding packages include the use of a wooden wedding arch, benches, a signing table, and two chairs. These items are available for you to set up as you wish in the location of your choice.


Indoor or outdoor reception space. The bright and airy dining hall seats up to 130 people and features a commercial kitchen and covered deck. Wedding packages include use of tables with white linens, and assortment of chairs (with ivory satin chair covers) and benches (no covers), dinnerware (dinner plate, side plate, fork, knife, spoon, water glasses, coffee cup, wine glass), and a digital projector with screen. These items are available for you to set up as you wish.


At Blue Lake, you have the option of preparing your own meals, bringing in the caterer of your choice, or hiring our chef to provide catering. We offer a variety of buffet style catering options to suit your tastes and budget. Please see our catering menu for pricing. Special diets can be accommodated


Wedding packages include accommodation in Blue Lake Lodge and in log sleeping cabins. Limited parking for RVs and tents are available (no hookups). Blue Lake Lodge is a luxury back-country retreat that sleeps up to 19 people and features 5 bedrooms with bedding, 2.5 bathrooms, a fully contained kitchen, a living room with wood fireplace, loft with pull out couches, walk out basement with wet bar & fridge, and a deck with BBQ that overlooks Blue Lake. Our cozy log sleeping cabins feature dormitory style bunk beds with hypo allergenic mattresses, a wood stove with firewood and supplies, and access to the wash house with hot showers. 10 log cabins each sleep 6—16 people or 102 people total. 


With Blue Lake and over 100 km of trails at your front door, there is endless opportunity to hike, mountain bike, cross country ski, snowshoe, toboggan, ice skate, swim, canoe and fish. Blue Lake Camp facilities include a swimming area with docks, boat house, fire pit and campfire circle, large outdoor gathering area, and trail systems. Canoes and life jackets are available for use. In the winter, guests have access to an ice rink and track set cross country ski trails (weather permitting). Guided and interpretive programming or tours can be provided for an additional fee. 

additional info

Blue Lake Camp is user maintained. Organization, ceremony set up, reception set up, first aid, daily cleaning, dishes, and final clean up prior to departure  are the responsibility of the group. The bride and groom must provide proof of Party Alcohol Liability Insurance (approx $120), purchase and serve their own liquor, and provide proof of a Special Occasion Liquor License ($25). A 25% deposit is due at the time of booking. Full payment is due one month prior to arrival.

Bring your two families together to make memories that will last a lifetime.

To book a site tour or more information on how we can provide the perfect location for your wedding, please contact our office at 250-426-3676 or

Please note: Wedding Package bookings are not currently available from June 29 - October 26, 2018.  Weekends during this period have already been booked with weddings and reunions. Please contact us to be put on the wait list in case of cancellation, or to inquire about other dates! Blue Lake Camp is open year-round!